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A final drink taken before parting.
- ‘Just a wee deoch an doris, just a wee drop, that's all.’
- ‘Perhaps I should add that Deoch an Doris is Gaelic meaning "a drink at the door".’
Late 17th century: from Scottish Gaelic deoch an doruis drink at the door.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.